1. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    Who thinks that Nokia should omit the built-in wireless charging plate for a thinner & lighter phone?

    Or alternatively trade the built-in wireless charging plate for a larger mAH capacity battery for longer run times?

    Or have two different models: a thinner lighter model with no built-in wireless charging, and a thicker and heavier model with built-in wireless charging?

    Eg, the 1520 weighs 209 grams, while the equivalent Galaxy Note 3 weighs only 160 grams...
    08-29-2014 10:57 PM
  2. DL Durand's Avatar
    The wireless charging 'plate' in the phones are about .5 gram and .5mm thick. Not much gained for removing one of the best features, imo. The wireless charging has little bearing on the weight difference of the two phones.
    KoukiFC3S and xandros9 like this.
    08-30-2014 12:56 AM
  3. Peter Harvey's Avatar
    Wow, apart from the 1520's 0.3" & an extra 200 mAH, I wonder how the 1520 became 49 grams heavier than the Galaxy Note 3?
    08-30-2014 02:17 AM
  4. Rawliglat x's Avatar
    Wow, apart from the 1520's 0.3" & an extra 200 mAH, I wonder how the 1520 became 49 grams heavier than the Galaxy Note 3?
    That might explain why the L1520 is so much better than the Note 3.
    lovenokia likes this.
    08-30-2014 04:16 AM
  5. WanderingTraveler's Avatar
    Wow, apart from the 1520's 0.3" & an extra 200 mAH, I wonder how the 1520 became 49 grams heavier than the Galaxy Note 3?
    Camera, wireless charging, phone shell, and other things.

    Nokia isn't the best at making the lightest phones.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-30-2014 04:47 AM
  6. Squachy's Avatar
    Wow, apart from the 1520's 0.3" & an extra 200 mAH, I wonder how the 1520 became 49 grams heavier than the Galaxy Note 3?
    Its a mystery. Nokia just sucks at space efficiency I think. They can have the exact same everything as their competition and they'll always end up like 50g heavier and 5mm thicker for some odd reason. It shouldn't be a debate though, most of the competition end up enclosed in a big rugged case and they end up being thicker than a Lumia anyways. I mean sure you can put a case on a Lumia and make it even thicker but I believe you don't need anything more than either naked or have one of those screen protector films (front and back).
    08-30-2014 04:57 AM
  7. KoukiFC3S's Avatar
    The OIS components weigh a bunch.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-30-2014 11:04 AM
  8. xandros9's Avatar
    How did the ATT 1520 model without Qi stack up?

    IMO, no Qi = no deal.
    I want it built in if possible.
    RumoredNow likes this.
    08-30-2014 11:30 AM
  9. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Wow, apart from the 1520's 0.3" & an extra 200 mAH, I wonder how the 1520 became 49 grams heavier than the Galaxy Note 3?
    Grab a Note 3 at each end and twist... Try the same with a 1520. You'll see the weight went into the casing and rigidity. Especially important with a huge Phablet screen. Uncle Sammy knows their devices are "disposable" and they count on you getting a new one every six months or so.


    Its a mystery. Nokia just sucks at space efficiency I think. They can have the exact same everything as their competition and they'll always end up like 50g heavier and 5mm thicker for some odd reason. It shouldn't be a debate though, most of the competition end up enclosed in a big rugged case and they end up being thicker than a Lumia anyways. I mean sure you can put a case on a Lumia and make it even thicker but I believe you don't need anything more than either naked or have one of those screen protector films (front and back).
    You say it is a mystery, then you go on to explain it... LOL.


    How did the ATT 1520 model without Qi stack up?

    IMO, no Qi = no deal.
    I want it built in if possible.
    That's because you are an old webOS dog and you learned to count on using a TouchStone.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-30-2014 12:23 PM
  10. Devhammer's Avatar
    How did the ATT 1520 model without Qi stack up?

    IMO, no Qi = no deal.
    I want it built in if possible.
    I bought an unlocked 1520 for just this reason. AT&T is part of the PMA group, the rival to Qi, which is why they dumped Qi from their version of the 1520. My 920 had Qi built in, and I've got both a wireless charging plate and the JBL PowerUP speaker dock, so Qi is a key feature for me.

    Sadly, I'll have to wait to enjoy my 1520, as I busted the screen the second day I owned it. The frame may well be more rigid than a Galaxy Note 3, but it's still got more flex than my 920, which has taken many a spill with no damage to the screen.
    08-30-2014 01:21 PM
  11. Hawk Tartaros's Avatar
    The wireless charging is awesome, they should keep it in there because it is the only way i charge my phone at the moment.
    Also i like the feeling of a bit heavier phone, it makes it more feel more mature and durable.
    xandros9 likes this.
    08-30-2014 01:36 PM

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